Thursday, March 09, 2006
March 9, 2006
Today has already been quite busy: bone marrow biopsy, LP, numerous IV bags, and a chest x-ray scheduled for this afternoon. However, Erica is positive through it all because of the great news we received: she is going home TOMORROW! :)
Her day is going to be spent taking down all the pictures, cards, artwork, and decorations. Our guess is that it will take both days to clear it all out! (Can you see just a smidge of all the love on the walls in the picture??) As for now, she and Kent are solving crossword puzzles meant for geniuses... Her energy level is still low, but she is able to get up and walk around a bit. The doctors are encouraging her to resume her life as normal--if normal means never dusting, not overexert herself, and spending her days on the couch enjoying TiVo!
I must say that it will be hard to adjust to a life of nurses, doctors, and constant attention to merely a weekly visit... I offered to come into her room every two hours in the night, turn on the light, fiddle with her PICC line, take her temperature, and pretend I know how to take her blood pressure just to help her transition! She turned me down... But I do think it will be a bit sad not seeing so many of the nurses that we've come to enjoy SO much and the daily visits from her doctors will be missed too!
posted by Erica at 2:00 PM